Schwarzman Scholarship

Application Deadline- China Applicants: May 31, 2018

Internal Application Deadline- US Applicants: August 9, 2018

Open to: Rising seniors and recent graduates
Award type: Academic
Area(s) of study: All fields
Award criteria: leadership; academic achievement; interest in cultural exchange
Award provides:  Funding for a one-year research Master’s degree in public policy, economics and business, or international studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China
Open to international students: Yes

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of June 30, 2019.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports a one-year Master’s degree in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The Schwarzman Scholars Program is immersive, including travel throughout China, internships, cultural experiences, and networking opportunities. Scholars will live and study in Schwarzman College, an academic and residential center designed for the Schwarzman Scholars Program. Courses are taught in English. Scholars will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular interests, leadership potential, character, and a demonstrated desire to understand other cultures, perspectives, and positions. The program is open to students who already have expertise in China, as well as those who do not.

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Application Components:

  • Online application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Leadership Essay
  • Current Events Essay
  • Four letters of recommendation**
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé

For more information and to register your interest in the Schwarzman Scholars Program, complete the NS&FP Postgraduate Programs Interest Form.

You can also make an appointment with a National Scholarships and Fellowships Program advisor. We will help you determine your eligibility and, if you choose to apply, provide feedback on your application. 

** Applicants who hold Chinese passports must apply through the China competition, for which there is no institutional endorsement process. Applicants who are American citizens or hold passports from countries other than China apply through the US competition. Currently enrolled students who wish to receive an institutional assessment as one of their four references must submit a complete application by August 9 and participate in the competitive interview process.